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11/18 Affirmation

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yesterday all goals were met except 10 minutes. On the arc. I only did 3.5 minutes but it was last in the workout and my thighs were toast by then . All in all it was a good day despite an early morning spell with my stomach. Since it has been a while since I did weights I dropped the weighting by half and increased the reps .

Step goal to reach step goal of 4028 at work in 5 hours .
Gym goal HI IT training along with 20 minutes on bike 5 minutes on arc
Nutrition goal 1300 calories

Affirmation : There is no greater strength or brief than that I hold in myself.

  
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WHYNOTJ1 11/19/2014 8:25AM

    Not only did you meet your goals (a tried it, but had-to-listen-to-my-body counts!), but you are finding awesome ways to empower yourself to move forward!

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HEALTHIER-VICKI 11/18/2014 9:14AM

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PICKIE98 11/18/2014 5:22AM

    That is okay. IT is better to do everything with good form, to avoid injury and to be effective. Go with your gut.

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ARNETTELEE 11/18/2014 3:53AM

  You can do it!

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11/17 Affirmation

Monday, November 17, 2014

Taking the step to get back to a centered progress. In the beginning everyday was a goal and affirmation. I taught myself to believe past the pain and doubts. So today we go back to the beginning

Step goal : to reach my step goal at work in five hours 4028.
Gym goal: 10 minutes on arc, 20 minutes on bike , leg and tabs on machines
Nutrition goal 1300 calories

Affirmation : What I have validated in myself is real and I don't need the validation of any person as the validation is in the mirror.

  
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WHYNOTJ1 11/18/2014 7:40AM

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WIZKEY 11/17/2014 4:09PM

    emoticon - remember the mirror is not your only validation. The strength you feel, how your clothes fit, endurance, etc. are also powerful validations.

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HAZELFRUIT 11/17/2014 1:09PM

    Good stuff Darlene! You know you are a powerful engine!
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WHYNOTJ1 11/17/2014 9:54AM

    You can do it! I say affirmations every day on my drive to work. I make up custom ones to add as I need them.

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Thank you

Friday, November 14, 2014

Yesterday morning I woke to the honor of being a leader in the spotlight for the 5% challenge. I would like to say thank you to everyone for all your well wishes , thoughts and spark goodies. What very few know is that yesterday I also I had a scope done of my upper GI for stomach issues. Nothing serious was found but it was still a scary procedure to me . I hate when they have to put me to sleep or do anything that concerns my stomach. It was great to have all of you along with me even if you didnt know you were there.

I have been teetering lately with fitness and nutrition. This is not a road or a process it is life and as if everything else in life it suffers from time to time. Some days you wake up and the universe clicks and everything is great and on other days you just wished the universe would tell you it all will work out. But still I get up and try very hard to be on the positive side of life and look at what i have done not what else has to be done.

The funny thing about being overweight and going to any doctor they have the answer from the second they look at you. Nurses and doctors a like see you as a *sigh* fat person. Yesterday as i lay there after the scope the lady explained to me how loosing weight would help so much along with various other issues that needed to be addressed. Blah blah blah. . I thought to myself really if it were only that simple loose another 10 pounds hell loose another 50 pounds and you will feel great. Reality is that is true and false.

Reality is that the more weight you loose the more health you get. You do feel better even when you feel bad. You get a certain belief system going on that things are not as bad as they seem and you have more strength to battle the little things. You gain an understanding of your body and learn how to understand what it is telling you.

However, at least for me you gain a keen understanding of my body. I know there is something just not right and I also know that something has nothing to do with my weight. I have watched as my body went from a blob to have form. I have documented all the changes or NSV as they are called. But I have also noticed other things that dont make it into the blog. Some of it might be getting older some of it might be anxiety some it can be from overdoing but I also know that a doctor is going to address the changes and give me a reason for them.

I have come a long way each step has been carefully designed and executed. It is important that you learn to listen to your body and your mind in the process of changing your life because then and only then are you empowered beyond words .

Thank you all again for your support and encouragement, I am not done and i will find a way to loose the rest of the weight i need but till then I will just stay positive in the power of friends and sparks.

  
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KANOE10 11/15/2014 9:18AM

    Congrats on the 5 percent challenge. I am glad your health is ok after that procedure. Listening to your body is so important as well as is accepting your body.

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WIZKEY 11/14/2014 11:09PM

    I am praying you can get the answers you need soon. Know that we are all holding your hand through it all. (If you need me,just squeeze!!) emoticon

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POPSY190 11/14/2014 5:16PM

    If you still feel there's something wrong keep pursuing it. I went for 4 years after a bleed until the problem was discovered. I think everyone, including myself, thought I was neurotic, but when my hair fell out after giving blood I had all the tests done again and a new machine found the problem.

I sympathise with you over the nurse. When I was in hospital with the first bleed and they couldn't get any leads into hand, wrist or arm I overheard them saying, "This is the problem with these dried up ones"! I can laugh now but it wasn't funny at the time!

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POPSY190 11/14/2014 5:16PM

    If you still feel there's something wrong keep pursuing it. I went for 4 years after a bleed until the problem was discovered. I think everyone, including myself, thought I was neurotic, but when my hair fell out after giving blood I had all the tests done again and a new machine found the problem.

I sympathise with you over the nurse. When I was in hospital with the first bleed and they couldn't get any leads into hand, wrist or arm I overheard them saying, "This is the problem with these dried up ones"! I can laugh now but it wasn't funny at the time!

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HAZELFRUIT 11/14/2014 11:52AM

    Good for you, taking care of your health and getting that scope done! I think I would've snapped at the nurse! Or gotten super sarcastic.
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HEALTHIER-VICKI 11/14/2014 11:10AM

    Glad the scope showed no problems. The weight issues, you are working on, and you'll know when you're feeling at your best, no matter what the number happens to be. emoticon

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WHYNOTJ1 11/14/2014 10:58AM

    I am glad you listen to your body when you know something isn't right. It is true that I've become much healthier as I lose weight, but it isn't the solution to everything. Age and stress do take their tolls, but it is better to make sure there isn't another underlying cause. Sending big hugs your way.
Congrats on the 5% challenge! I think you are 100 5 awesome!

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Committed

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The scale read 271.2 this morning. It should after last night small group HIIT. That lady sure believes in squats. I am lucky that my body springs back quickly these days. I have done enough over the last few years that it doesnt hold a grudge any more.

Today I went for run training and a pool workout. I was thinking back to when I was scared of the gym well really fitness in general. Not that it was going to hurt but that people would make fun of me. But if i may embark a piece of advice to anyone who is starting out with fitness or running hold your head up high make them believe that you are proud of yourself right now at this minute but more importantly you will breath better lol. All jokes aside one of the hardest things that I have had to learn in run training is not to look at my feet. I have to will them to work sometimes so it is not easy for me to trust them to do what they are suppose to. But I have finally gotten to the point that I can look ahead of me instead of at my feet.

All things possible I plan on running the official 5k on December 6. I wish I could say I would continue to run past this point But it is a goal to run at least one and well I try very hard to make my goals in this. My feet are not getting any better with or without weight loss but as long as they are able to take it then I will train on for this race. There has to be a bench mark somewhere for each of us. I am sure 20 years ago there was a runner trapped in this body but I am equally sure that 20 years later it might have gave up on the winners circle but that is alright as long as finish what i start.

This is day 3 with no snack cakes and to be honest maybe the hardest one yet as it has been an emotional day but I have not wavered and gave in. I will not eat one not because there are none here lol but because i am committed to this. The only way to have success in weight loss is commit to the process and live it.

  
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WHYNOTJ1 11/6/2014 8:09AM

    D, I'm so proud of you for breaking up with Little Debbie. She really didn't have your best interest at heart! I am so filled with admiration for your plan to run a 5K. You rock. You can do it!

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Analyze it out

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This mornings weigh in was 272.4. When you find yourself tempted by things like junk food there is a reason behind it. You dont just suddenly loose your all your will or at least I didnt. For me stress took over and one day i found myself home worrying about marital issues , financial matters my special friend that is having health issues and all that had to be done before my son arrived home. Worrying doesnt fix tomorrow it just robs today. At any rate my stomach was hurting and i needed something soft to eat and that is what led to the first honey bun. And it worked i was able to keep it down not sure why but I did. and that started the path back to emotional eating. Instead of doing what I knew I should I did what was easy. In the end this did not fix a thing not even my worrying.

I survived yesterday with absolutely no snack cakes not a huge for mankind but a small step back for me. I have survived this morning without one and as of last night there are none in this house because I took them all out and put them in the hubs truck and told him he can keep the garbage in his truck with him. I wont recant the response to that but they are not here that is all that matters to me.

I have gotten out and finished cutting the grass for the last time this year. Tonight I have a training session at the gym. I have joined the Holiday Maintain Campaign. Four small group training sessions and something called the guardian angel I will have to get back to what that is. The goal of the program is not gain more than two pounds during our holiday season but my goal is to get back off all the weight I have put back on and get back to my normal training sessions and routines.

There is no way to get past set backs except to analyze them and learn from them. I firmly believe that if you accept it and analyze it and work hard enough you can move forward: however, if you ignore it or bury it it will come back and haunt you later. I didnt get where I am by burying my head in the sand I got here because I woke and accepted what and who i was the good the bad and the ugly and i rose above it. We all share weaknesses the strength is when you can accept them and turn them into better days.

And just so you all know I looked for a healthy honey bun recipe and there is not one. In the past three years I have learned how to remake just about everything I love in a way that is healthy but I am afraid there is no way to duplicate that one lol. So that enters on to the list of gone forever.

  
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HAZELFRUIT 11/4/2014 8:36PM

    Woo hoo! Love the comment below from Teressa.
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CYALE76 11/4/2014 7:44PM

    So proud of you !! emoticon

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WIZKEY 11/4/2014 2:01PM

    Good for you for getting them out of the house!!! Take that Little Debbie, you b***. emoticon

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POPSY190 11/4/2014 1:02PM

    Emotional eating is one of the hardest instincts to overcome. I'm in the same boat here!

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WHYNOTJ1 11/4/2014 11:09AM

    Sending good thoughts your way. emoticon

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